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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees was aware that paying former Superintendent Lance Hindt two years salary and benefits as severance would result in the district having state funding reduced. The school district says Hindt's separation package…

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WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) - Local Congressman Pete Olson voted today for $8.3 billion in emergency funding to provide critical funds to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and support efforts to find a vaccine and cure.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Dr. Adriana Tamez, Houston Community College Trustee District III, has been nominated for Woman of the Year in Education Programs at the 13th Annual Tribute to Hispanic Women, hosted by Solo Mujeres Magazine. The event will take place at the Houston Omni Hotel …

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Four Katy Independent School District Teachers were recently recognized by the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators in the organization’s 2020 Teacher of the Year nominations. One of the Katy ISD nominees, LaQuita McMillion, a fourth grade teacher at Be…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District spelling bee champion for 2020 is Kunsh Kalra, and the runner-up is Keerthanan Krishnan. 

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Out of 142 school districts and private schools in the Houston area who participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Grand Prix Art Judging, Katy Independent School District earned the most auction placements with 12 Katy ISD students headed to the …

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KATY [February 26, 2020] – For the first time in the Katy Independent School District’s history, 50 high school students were recognized as “All State Musicians” by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) in the categories of band, orchestra and choir.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – To walk the halls of Katy Independent School District’s Elementary #43 will hold a special significance for former District Architect Peter McElwain. Not only was he the visionary leader in the school’s prototype, but now the state-of-the-art building will carry h…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Chancellor of Houston Community College, will present the annual State of the College address to local businesses, community leaders and HCC stakeholders on March 6, 2020. HCC has a campus in Katy and in Stafford.

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FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Each summer ACHIEVE Fort Bend County provides 8,000 free books to students who need additional support with reading skills. Eight hundred students will be given 10 free books. The program seeks to maintain and support growth in reading during the summe…

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This story was updated on Thursday Feb. 20, at 12:44 p.m. to show that there are now four candidates who have withdrawn from running for school board in 2020.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The final 2020 Katy Independent School District FFA Livestock Show auction totals have officially been tabulated. Student livestock projects raised $581,130 This year’s livestock show consisted of 413 student exhibitors. Top live auction winners include:

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The University of Houston College of Medicine has been granted preliminary accreditation, a monumental milestone that allows the new medical school — the city of Houston’s first in nearly 50 years — to immediately begin recruiting and enrolling students. The fi…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The University of Houston is introducing its first Engineering Academy program and it will be located in Katy as part of a partnership with Houston Community College. An information session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at University of H…

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CYPRESS (Covering Katy News) — The Howard Hughes Corporation recently announced the launch of a new scholarship program for Bridgeland High School that will begin with this year’s inaugural graduating senior class.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District’s Legacy Parent Academy is providing an educational session titled “Internet Safety” which will allow attendees to learn helpful ways to navigate the internet as well as ways to harness the power of the World Wide Web in a posi…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – On February 5, the Katy Independent School District celebrated National Signing Day with events across all eight high schools. This is a day, when the countless hours of practice, training, sweat and effort, pays off for athletes and their supportive families, tea…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District dedicated its 16th junior high school on Tuesday night. The school is named after former school board member Joe Adams.

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age will play at Aristoi Classical Academy on Feb. 18, 2020. SCREENAGERS sheds light on how all the iPads, iPods, cell phones, apps, games, and social media, are linked to mental and emotional issues in our children.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District is continuing to grow at a rapid pace with a projected enrollment of over 100,000 students by 2027. According to third party demographers Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), the majority of the new growth is expected to happ…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Summer may seem far off, yet the reality is that it’s nearby for students who want or need to take advantage of summer classes. On February 3, the Katy Independent School District will begin online registration for the Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) program. The…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - For the past 37 years, Patty Henson has become known as the mastermind behind Katy High School pep rallies and halftime shows. Now an additional accolade has been awarded to the director of the Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders from the Texas Dance Educators As…

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FULSHEAR (Covering Katy News)—When the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees earlier this month announced the appointment of Mike Rabe as head football coach and campus athletic coordinator, it was also announced that the school colors would be black and gold and the mascot woul…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy Independent School District board member Ashley Vann has drawn a second opponent in her re-election bid. Vann has filed for re-election, but two other candidates have filed to run against her.

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KATY, HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Faith West Academy is hosting an open house on Saturday, January 25 at 11 a.m. Private tours will be provided to those who attend. Administrators and faculty will also be available.

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KATY (Covering Katy News)  – During the Katy Independent School District January Board meeting, the naming advisory committee for Elementary 43 recommended the new school be named after Katy ISD’s former district architect and planner, Peter McElwain.

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FORT BEND ISD (Covering Katy News) – The Fort Bend Independent School District is hiring for the 2020–21 school year and is holding an employment event in Sugar Land.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy ISD Trustees approved the formation of a Community Bond Advisory Committee on Monday night. The committee will explore current and future campus and facility needs, as well as develop a November 2020 bond package should the group determine one is needed.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – It was Monday, November 26, 1979, when the doors of Taylor High School opened for the very first time to welcome students to Katy Independent School District’s second high school. Those students began their school year at Katy High, but it was during the Thanksgiv…

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KATY (Covering Katy News)—The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski appointed Mike Rabe as the new Jordan High School football coach and athletic coordinator at Monday night's board meeting.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Applications are now being accepted for two $1,500 Stepping into the Future scholarships for 2020 Katy Independent School District graduating seniors. Dr. James M. Jacobs is providing the scholarships.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The Texas Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Harrison Keller, joined Houston Community College (HCC) Chancellor Cesar Maldonado for a tour of HCC Coleman College of Health Sciences campus on January 15. Keller also spoke to HCC’s executive council and joined th…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Olga Leonard Elementary School Leopards showcased their spots during Thursday's dedication ceremony of the Katy Independent School District’s newest campus. The resonating beats of the fifth-grade drumline were the perfect touch to kick off the event.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - All three incumbents on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees whose terms are expiring are running for re-election, and one of them has drawn an opponent on the first day of the filing period.